I know it’s hard to imagine that spring is around the corner, but the truth is, if you’re planning an early summer wedding, now is the busy time when all the decisions about food, flowers and other details need to be made.
Although I’m not an expert on bridal trends, I have noticed that among the brides I know personally, that making your wedding a true reflection of yourself is becoming more and more common.
Featured in the picture at left is Pangaea Restaurant pastry chef Colen Van Nice-Quinn. Although her wedding took place over a year ago, I love that she prioritized making her own cake. Here she is just a few hours before the wedding adding a few finishing touches to the frosting before she got glammed up. Not only was Colen’s cake as delicious as it looks, guests loved knowing that the bride had made the cake and that the groom had made the stand for it – it really personalized their wedding wonderfully!
My friend Amy is getting married this summer and, like Colen, she’s doing things on her own terms. In fact, she’s ditching speeches and cake since she doesn’t like either one. Although I’m sad that I won’t get to say a few words at her wedding, I know that whatever dessert she chooses for the day will be fabulous. (Since I plan to throw her a shower, I can serve cake and speechify to my heart’s content then if I like – I may even lock the front door so that no one can leave while I go on at length!).
Check out these three blogs that feature interesting ideas for innovative brides: